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CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm EDT
? no catholics, no jews here? [applause] yeah, no protestants for the first time in history. there are representatives of four new york city boar roes on -- boroughs on the supreme court. there is justice sotomayor from the bronx, justice scalia from queens, justice ginsburg from brooklyn and justice kagan from manhattan. tragically, staten island is unrepresented on the supreme court, but you never know when there might be vacancies, and we might address that gap. [laughter] there are six products of harvard law school and three products of yale law school on the supreme court. there are apparently no other law schools in the united states. [laughter] besides those two. no, it is a bizarre and unfortunately fact, i think. but those are, i hope, interesting facts about the supreme court. but frankly, i don't think they're very important. here's an important fact. about the supreme court. there are five republicans and four democrats. i will speak for somewhat longer, but this is basically all you need to know. [laughter] if be there's a takeaway here, i have gotten to the point early.
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm EDT
catholic school to public school and retain your identity? can you? what are the first amendment problems with that transition? >> imagistic quickly about that because obviously the catholic school system is a massive system of the issue is primarily the cities because with catholics moving to suburbs, you have a new catholic school, not at the same rate at the employment cost issue. it's more than disappearing in the cities. they are being built in other parts of the country, right? already. >> well, to what to talk about the voucher issue? >> well, i just want to underscore a couple things. >> try to mix it up here, dave. >> we oppose vouchers. >> at a few things when i saw to reporters in issues, i think one of the complexities in the school setting, there are two clusters. one is the questions a student's religious expression. the students express themselves religiously for a captive audience, we generally agree students have the right to express their faith in a public school in various ways. they can pray alone or in groups to gather on the flagpole, it we have those agreements. but
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
potentially, um, can be removed through smart state and city action? >> well, first of all, bruce and the organizers of this event, thank you so much for asking. i've lived in detroit my entire life, 40-plus years now, and i've worked for the city of detroit over 20 years. and there is definitely a new focus on the condition of the city, on cities in america as well. because cities are the engine that built this country. >> right. >> um, i think what you overwhelmingly are struck by when you've been in the trenches as long as i have is that there are so many silos and breakdowns both within city government and within the region that your example of midtown, i don't think a lot of people realize how many tax increment districts we have in the city that create separate financial and governance structures so that really as much as downtown looks better than i think i've seen it my entire life, the benefits of that are not integrated into, you know, the old neighborhoods question. so within the city limits you have a tremendous overlap and overlay of governmental jurisdictions, right? sep
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 11:00pm EDT
cities of morocco, the foreign minister travel to washington for our first ever strategic dialogue. he could have avoided the cameras but instead strongly condemned the attack and benghzi embrace the broader partnership with united states and pledged his country would work toward democracy and the rule flop. -- rule of law. algeria also has much to gain by embracing the challenges that taking place around it. the government held elections in may and invited international observers to monitor them. it moved quickly. with diplomatic missions including the u.s. embassy to diffuse tension in the street. algeria has a lot of work to do to up old universal rights in create space for civil society a message of the burden person in february. on the one hand strains of extremism the renovations as well as the broader region and the misstates we have seen actions that would be hard to imagine a few years ago. elected leaders and free people in arab countries standing up for a peaceful pluralist future. it is too soon to say how the transitions will play out. but not in doubt is america has a big
CSPAN
Oct 16, 2012 11:00pm EDT
nation? bilbray: san diego's pension funding started over three decades. we have a lot of cities and states and school districts around the country. and on my first few years i did continue those practices, which was a mistake. businesses got nme changes. we hire to the outside auditors to tell us what was wrong and how to fix it. we been underfunding. we asked for employers to pay a higher cost of benefits. the win on the way that most continue. i negotiated the new pension system that will save about $23 million a year. that's the end of the decade, the fcc called san diego and model for other cities to follow. but in stark contrast to congress from which no one would call it model for anything you >> moderator: i have to message about the. bilbray: if he took care of the problem, after you get all of that, you didn't even learn your lesson. within a year of leaving the council, you were to the district and made a motion that included consideration of underfunding the retirement. september 1st, mr. peters, you made the motion and fellow commissioners got you to reverse negative amo
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2012 11:00pm EDT
define that. post your tom, granite city, illinois under democrats find. >> caller: this is to both gentlemen. i watched all the debates with republicans and i'm a democrat, but i voted bush one time, first time. so my question is with mr. romney. i understand where president obama is. he's not letting anyone drag us into any more wars or to cite other conflicts, but he is willing to help, lincoln libya in other places. and he turned it over and we lost four americans in libya. my question mr. romney is, is he talking about actually going back in iraq, going into syria, getting ready to go to war with iran? in the sense of calm is he ready to the news on the ground? is that what he wants to do different than the president? and if not, what is he wanted to do besides rattled the saber? i'll take your comments off the air. >> guest: i think it's a fantastic question because romney's camp would like certain people in the neoconservative elements of the republican party to believe that in fact coming yes, he's ready to pull the trigger and bring into strike on iran. the problem is if yo
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
of economic development, the first puerto rican later. we are the first puerto rican city solicitor to speak the language of the people who live in the city. but again, you have to be able to build coalitions. i think that often goes hand-in-hand with transparency. yet the conversation commission, you know, folks, same people have been in this commissions for 20, 30 years. we need to get new people on this commission and often time the charm or come up and they would be reappointed in for the first time in a long time, we would send out a press release. we are looking for new applications and not to my surprise, but other people surprise we get applications for people want to be in our conversation. on the local level, volunteers have a lot of power to make decisions about projects. you have to go through the conservation committee, and those numbers don't get paid anything, but they want to get back to the city. it's not fair to your neighbor who's been wanting to be involved in municipal government in some ways. said to be more transparent, we also couple months ago because he is
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